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As the month of September rolled to a close in 2017, late-night funnyman and 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' host Jimmy Kimmel took a break from the usual one-liners and celebrity jabs in his ...
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American healthcare services are undergoing a sea change, thanks in part to health laws and shifting population demographics. In response, health professionals are adopting new ...
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After Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act during the summer of 2017, Democrats worked behind the scenes to come up with their own plan. Enter ...
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Rather than giving the same therapy to a large number of people, precision medicine takes a more customized approach to the practice of medicine. Doctors use genetic information ...
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A June 2017 study published by Loyola University in Chicago reveals that more women received early diagnoses of breast cancer due to the Affordable Care Act. Statistics show that ...
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When Medicare penalized hospitals for high readmission rates under the Affordable Care Act, the controversy shed light on avoidable gaps in patient care. Many patients return to ...
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The opioid crisis in America shows no signs of abating, and the deaths from this type of drug overdose are at an epidemic level. As of 2017, American policymakers have yet to show ...
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When three Republican senators, including John McCain, broke ranks and voted against the Senate's health care bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the move angered President ...
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Vaping, or using electronic devices to inhale nicotine-containing liquids, is increasing in popularity. However, the American Lung Association states that vaping is a serious ...
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If you're experiencing job burnout, you're definitely not alone. Job burnout due to extra-long work hours, stressful work conditions, demanding bosses, lack of an adequate ...
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When President Donald Trump took office with a Republican-controlled Congress, one campaign promise he made was to undo the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. ...
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Health care in America will undergo radical changes upon the heels of the new senate bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Many of the changes are detrimental to the middle and ...
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The Republican-controlled Congress unveiled legislation within a massive health care bill that would lead to sharp Medicaid cuts. The plan would limit the amount of people who ...
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The use of tobacco among teens has been a problem for generations, but the tides may finally be turning. The latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as ...
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Thanks to advances in medical technology, patients have a way to stay on top of their prescription medications. The idea behind smart pill bottles from Adhere Tech is to make it ...
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Second-hand smoke is an annoying fact of life for many people who come into frequent contact with smokers. However, there may be an even greater silent threat to your health: ...
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Senior columnist Jake Novak of CNBC notes one critical factor about health care costs that politicians in Washington seem to overlook. Surprisingly, the reason costs keep rising ...
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Big pharmaceutical companies continue to get bad press in 2017. In 2016, the price of the EpiPen from Mylan made headlines, and just a year later, there are several issues coming ...
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On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. If the bill goes on to be passed by the U.S. Senate, it ...
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For many years, doctors have struggled to understand what causes chronic fatigue syndrome, a disorder in which sufferers feel extreme exhaustion for no apparent reason even when ...
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Many studies suggest that sugar could have a harmful effect on health, causing people to pack on the pounds and putting them at an increased risk of diseases such as diabetes or ...
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A stroke may seem like an ailment reserved for the very old or ill, but new research shows that more younger adults in the U.S. are being hospitalized because of them. This may be ...
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As of April 2017, the future of Obamacare, formally titled the Affordable Care Act, is still uncertain. Although the Republican-sponsored replacement bill, the American Health ...
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Major changes to the Affordable Care Act are underway in Washington. Republican lawmakers are preparing to make good on their promise to overhaul the health care law, with plenty ...
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Many American employees depend on their employers for health insurance. However, the 2017 Republican health care plan could mean the end of employer-based health insurance for ...
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As the Trump administration repeals the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, many Americans are wondering what happens next. The answer may be at hand as Republicans ...
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Robert Pearl, MD, writes for Forbes magazine on health care issues, and one of his pieces discusses how the press and researchers tout medical advances without getting all of the ...
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If you're like many Americans, your smartphone is nearly always in your hand. According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association, four out of every five ...
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Health care practitioners often note that the rise and fall of hospital admission rates coincides with seasonable or periodic factors, and snowfall is one such predictor. Snow ...
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Tea is a popular beverage and has a long historical lineage, being notorious for its role in an act of historical tax defiance yet still being a much-loved cold drink on a hot ...
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President Trump's plan to repeal Obamacare was a major selling point of his campaign, and the Republican party now faces intense pressure to deliver on this promise. Although ...
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Meet the Zio patch, a piece of wearable technology just three inches long that could save your life. This tech is from a San Francisco-based company called iRhythm Technologies, ...
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During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Now that he has taken office, taxpayers, government organizations and ...
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What could happen to the average American if the Affordable Care Act no longer exists? The Trump administration and a Republican-controlled Congress both vowed to follow through ...
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As the new year begins and health resolutions abound, a new trend has emerged: dry January. By going without alcohol for 30 days, participants hope to ease the stress on their ...
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Remote monitoring may be the answer to a crucial health care problem — how to deliver high-quality care in facilities with limited medical staff and a high volume of ...
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A record number of Americans signed up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov as part of the mandate of the Affordable Care Act. As many as 400,000 more people signed up in the ...
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The American Academy of Actuaries released a statement in December 2016 warning about the dangers of quickly repealing the Affordable Care Act. This law, commonly called ...
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The Affordable Care Act has had a rocky start since its inception, and with a new Republican administration, its future remains murky. President-elect Trump has had a change of ...
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Americans are busier than ever, which has more people turning to restaurants and fast food for quick, no-hassle meals. Unfortunately, this frequent dining out is not helping ...
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The health care industry faces a crossroads. The change of power in the White House could bring about massive changes in how states help their poorest citizens pay for health care ...
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Heading to the doctor whenever you're feeling under the weather may seem like a good idea. However, as with avoiding doctor visits when they're truly needed, seeking them when ...
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It's no secret that exercise has positive health implications ranging from weight control to reduced risk of disease. Unfortunately, the benefits don't last forever; in fact, once ...
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In today's organic food revolution, many consumers readily form negative opinions of artificial flavors based on the assumption that "natural" is inherently better. Yet, ...
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If you find that you spend more time paying attention to your smartphone than to the environment around you, you may need to take a time out. Your smartphone could be stressing ...
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Coping with unemployment is difficult for job seekers who routinely spend countless hours customizing resumes, crafting cover letters and submitting applications to multiple ...
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The growing market for gluten-free products has helped make life more convenient for gluten-sensitive individuals. However, a new study suggests that some foods that are labeled ...
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Mentally strong people have healthy habits that contribute to their continuous growth and development. These individuals aren't afraid to set themselves apart from the crowd, and ...
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Although employer-based health insurance plans account for most of the health coverage plans in the United States, covering approximately 150 million people, workers are not as ...
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The Zika virus has had devastating effects in South America, where it has caused several women to give birth to babies with microcephaly. Now that cases of Zika are starting to ...
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There has been much outrage after the latest price hike announced by Mylan concerning its EpiPen auto-injector. Over the past 10 years, the price has risen from approximately $100 ...
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The research is clear: Too much sitting creates a host of health problems. The often-recommended antidote — exercising more — may not be an effective solution on its ...
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When it comes to health insurance, bigger may be better. Many large health insurance companies are merging together in order to drive down competition and gain market power. While ...
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As the number of patients receiving even the most basic care from health care corporations grows, so does the number of man-hours needed to perform those duties. As a result, more ...
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The health care industry is constantly changing and facing new challenges as legislation is passed that affects medical facilities. Health care trends, though, often predict what ...
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A nursing license normally covers just one state when a person obtains the ability to practice this profession. However, several entities feel one step forward for the nursing ...
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Speech synthesis, or the production of human speech by artificial means, has been around for more than 10 years. However, it is only in recent years that this health care ...
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A 2016 study revealed a shocking fact about U.S. veterans. Roughly 20 veterans commit suicide every single day, and the veteran suicide rate is 21 percent higher than the rate in ...
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For senior citizens, who often deal with multiple conditions or illnesses, a visit to the emergency room can have far-reaching health implications. The stress, chaos and long wait ...
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Adrenal fatigue has several symptoms, including body aches, sleeping difficulties, dark circles under the eye and physical fatigue. The difficulties are that these symptoms are ...
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Research has clearly documented the benefits of exercise. The challenge is finding the time when work demands increase. When working full time in a high-stress job, finding the ...
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Expanding access to health care increases the demand for skilled physicians, and medically underserved areas suffer the most drastic shortages as doctors retire without being ...
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Perhaps the most sought-after workplace benefit that millennials seek from employers is a health and wellness program that goes beyond just medical insurance. Millennials want to ...
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More than 14 million adults in the U.S. are affected by major depression disorder, and even more adults experience depression symptoms periodically, according to statistics from ...
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Nurses are at the front lines of delivering the best possible care to patients. As such, they must display positive communication to collaborate, research and educate in the daily ...
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Every day, your body filters out dozens of toxins. To give it a healthy kickstart, try to eliminate items that trigger inflammation, such as sugar and processed foods, advises Dr. ...
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The health care industry has seen major technological developments in recent years, with one of the major trends being the rise of health care technology for mobile devices and ...
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Finding time to fit in regular sessions of moderate exercise can be difficult for many people. With a full-time job and a family to look after, the average person simply doesn't ...
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Many cities in the United States face a looming crisis, at least in terms of how much health care costs drain a local economy rather than sustain it. This economic drain occurs in ...
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American law stipulates that patients have a right to view their own medical records at any time. The difficulty is that ordinary people may not be able to interpret what a health ...
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Regular physical activity is a must to maintain your health and prevent disease, but it can be difficult to maintain an active lifestyle if you spend most of your workday behind a ...
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The American health care system is trying to reform itself to maintain quality care and services without enormous costs associated with good care. Rising medical costs are why ...
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Even though most fitness commercials show young people engaged in physical activity, the reality is that older adults may benefit even more from exercise. The benefits stack up in ...
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To achieve the maximum health benefits from exercise, you need to create a varied fitness program that keeps you focused and targets the three basic areas of conditioning. Any ...
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When you exercise, you reap all the benefits from it. Exercise helps lower stress levels, improve sleep and moods, lower blood pressure and strengthen the heart. Exercise can also ...
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The amount of exercise you need to stay fit depends on your age and overall health. Additionally, if you have specific health-related goals, such as losing weight, you may need to ...
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You already know exercise is good for you, but you may be surprised to realize how much it benefits every part of your body. Whether you're concerned about recent lab tests ...
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Medical researchers already know that vitamin D interacts with cancer cells related to acute myeloid leukemia. However, a study published in January 2016 suggests that low levels ...
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Nurses face several challenges within the health care industry, even after they pass their exams and earn a license. A segment on "The View" from September 2015 showed ...
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Staying healthy during extreme weather or times of stress can be tough, and you may be tempted to put in extra time at the gym to keep your body in top condition. However, there ...
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As of 2015, 23 states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana in some form to treat various medical maladies after more mainstream therapies fail. Unfortunately, ...
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The health industry is constantly changing to better serve consumers and keep costs from spiraling out of control. Whether you work in a hospital or private practice, it's ...
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The controversy surrounding ADHD drugs prescribed to help with the disorder continues with a new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Researchers examined ...
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Walking a little faster could improve heart health in older adults, according to a new study. Researchers found that older people who walk faster than 3 miles per hour are less ...
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The medical field is growing rapidly, creating new opportunities for compassionate people who enjoy helping others. Although you need a bachelor's degree for some health careers, ...
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Brain trauma is a leading cause of death among children and young adults, according to the CDC. Until now, traumatic brain injuries have been difficult to diagnose, but a new ...
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Cancer risk is made up of a combination of lifestyle factors, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, and the genes you inherited from your parents. While you can reduce your cancer ...
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One of the biggest problems associated with health care in the United States is the need to wait several hours for emergency care. The typical emergency room is packed with ...
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Antibiotics are one of the most valuable tools in the fight against bacterial infections. Unfortunately, overuse and misuse of antibiotics have caused some organisms to mutate, ...
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Several factors changed the way health care administrators view their profession since the advent of new technology and new ways to deliver care. Dealing with chronic diseases, ...
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"Super utilizers" undoubtedly put a significant burden on the American health care system by lining up in emergency rooms all over the United States, placing a massive ...
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The U.S. dietary guidelines — which set the standard for much of the Western world's dietary practices — are due for an update in fall of 2015, but are already the ...
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Childhood obesity is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 17 percent of children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 19 are ...
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When it comes to preventing heart disease, many people think of cutting back on fatty or salty foods, but experts are finding that added sugar may be an even bigger — and ...
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There are a lot of things to worry about if you work in the medical field, but diagnostic errors are one of the most deadly. Medical misdiagnosis leads to unnecessary deaths and ...
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For decades, mothers have been telling their children to drink at least eight glasses of water per day to prevent dehydration and stay healthy. Drinking water is important, but ...
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The Affordable Care Act of 2010 changed the American health care system by requiring everyone to have health insurance or face penalties. One of the unintended consequences of the ...
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Becoming a parent is one of life's most extraordinary experiences. It is also extraordinarily difficult and can often lead to feelings of unhappiness and dissatisfaction, ...
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When it comes to your health, there is a wealth of information out there. Unfortunately, many health myths disproved by research continue to be passed around. Check out the ...
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Cook County, Illinois, home to one of the largest prisons in the United States, appointed a clinical psychologist as its new prison warden in May 2015. The bold move comes at a ...
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According to a recent study, spending a lot of time sitting down could significantly increase a woman's cancer risk. This study builds on a strong body of previous research, which ...
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Although high growth rates concerning the demand for and use of care coordination tools are predicted for the coming decades, care coordination is still lacking across health care ...
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Health care fraud occurs in all facets of the industry, including home health, hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes and other facilities. Most fraud cases revolve around ...
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A study published in June 2015 shows how people with type 2 diabetes may lower blood sugar by eating foods in a particular order during a meal. The potential benefits of consuming ...
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Having a daily weigh-in can help patients lose weight and keep off the pounds more effectively, according to a study published in the Journal of Obesity. People who combine this ...
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Staying active offers many benefits, but you may find it difficult to get enough exercise while stuck at a desk almost every day of the week. Some desk-bound workers are now using ...
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Alarming new research shows that workplace drug use is increasing across a wide spectrum of drug test specimens and places of business. The annual data by Quest Diagnostics ...
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Most people know that exercise is good for them, but new research suggests that getting just the right amount of exercise — neither too little nor too much — is the ...
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Sleep deprivation may lead to split-second lapses in judgment that could cost lives, according to a new study from Washington State University. Lack of sleep, especially over long ...
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Closing the gaps in patient care has been an issue in the health care industry for decades. How do providers manage to care for patients who may have several teams of caregivers ...
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The health care industry has a new DNA standard for genetic testing thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute of Standards ...
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The medical community has long known that the measles virus weakens children's immune systems, making them more susceptible to other diseases while the virus is active. However, a ...
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Approximately 78.6 million adults and 12.7 million children in the United States suffer from obesity. Many factors can influence obesity such as income levels, food consumption ...
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The Ebola outbreak that was first reported on March 23, 2014, was more than five times larger than any other Ebola outbreak before it. In a little over a year, it is reported to ...
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Because health care professionals use hand sanitizers dozens of times per day, the Food and Drug Administration recently proposed a rule asking manufacturers to demonstrate that ...
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For the last century, humanity has been using antibiotics to fight bacteria. If patients use these drugs when they are absolutely needed, antibiotics can be consistently effective ...
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Health care professionals are supposed to help each other and keep patient safety in mind at all times. Unfortunately, some nurses engage in peer bullying as a way to establish ...
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According to a recent study, the health care industry is failing to meet the needs of women. Nearly two-thirds of women lack confidence in their health care decisions, and the ...
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As health care organizations make the switch to completely electronic health records, the threat of security breaches becomes more of an issue. News reports of data breaches at ...
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The pain medication Tylenol not only treats physical pain but could also dull emotions, according to a recent study. Researchers claim that Tylenol reduces the emotional response ...
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Electronic cigarettes are touted as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, but health officials are concerned about e-cigarette use by children and teenagers. The number ...
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A new lung cancer research study suggests people with limited education and lower income experience greater mortality rates than those who are wealthier 30 days after undergoing ...
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?Healthcare: Health Care Industry Faces Various RisksWhether you work directly with patients or oversee the operations of a hospital, you know the health care industry is changing ...
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Health care spending, among private companies and public institutions, has picked up more steam since the economic recovery of 2013. The health care industry has seen an uptick in ...
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The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has caused many changes to the American health care system over the past few years. One major change is the enactment of a new rule ...
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Selecting a toothpaste for good dental health used to be a simple task. These days, with annual sales of more than $1.5 billion, the toothpaste industry is booming, with each ...
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Although the nursing field is still dominated by women, new research shows that male nurses actually make more money than female nurses. This discrepancy in nursing salaries ...
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Compression clothing has increased in popularity with professional athletes and active individuals across the world. It is common to see people running with compression socks, ...
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A small study shows that walking for as little as 15 minutes each day can reduce sugar cravings in overweight people. The study, performed at the University of Innsbruck in ...
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Health care costs continue to rise for both employees and employers. This is partially doe to the Affordable Health Care Act and the changes it enacted, including driving up ...
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As the weather warms, you may want to consider lacing up your sneakers and heading outdoors. While regular exercise provides a number of known benefits, research also suggests ...
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From the beginning of time, awe-inspiring events have sparked human curiosity, led the despondent to become more hopeful and renewed the faith of those that bask in the ...
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A new study shows that for adults over age 65, consuming diet soda regularly may lead to an expansion in waistlines, which could possibly contribute to the development of chronic ...
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The issue of sports concussions has been getting a lot of attention lately, but most of the focus has been on concussions in professional football players. It turns out baseball ...
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Kidney stones are one of the most common disorders affecting the urinary tract. They are also one of the most painful, making kidney stone prevention incredibly important. ...
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For years, doctors have been promoting low-sodium diets to combat increased rates of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and heart disease. The 2010 edition of the Dietary ...
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In the past, bionic technology was limited to helping amputees and people with paralysis overcome their disabilities. Several device manufacturers developed prototypes for a ...
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Various studies on marijuana usage have analyzed its effects on cognition, short-term memory loss and other brain activity. A 2015 study has confirmed that teenagers who regularly ...
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Millions of people are currently taking statins to reduce their risk of heart attack, but there have been concerns recently that these medications are prescribed too often. A new ...
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Birth tourism, also known as maternity tourism, is the practice of traveling to another country for the purpose of giving birth to a child there. A majority of instances of birth ...
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Spring is a busy time for many workers as strategic planning, quarterly financials and employee evaluations consume significant amounts of time. When seasonal allergies creep up ...
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Hospitals usually compete against one another to win new sources of revenue, so it's unusual to see competitors working together to reach a common goal. However, a new initiative ...
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The top superfoods provide a way to increase your intake of vitamins and minerals without supplements. Each one contains a high percentage of naturally occurring nutrients with ...
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For patients with rare brain tumors, conventional treatments don't always work. Chemotherapy has undesirable side effects such as fatigue, hair loss and digestive problems. In ...
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Combine medical technology with cloud computing, and patients may soon visit a doctor's office through a smartphone, portable device or computer screen rather than driving all the ...
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Patient privacy in large health care systems can be difficult to protect as workers may access a patient's medical records dozens of times per day. Insider snooping into personal ...
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In early 2015, Anthem Health Insurance revealed it had been the victim of a data breach affecting millions of customers and employees. In the wake of this major breach, a lot of ...
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Concierge telemedicine has emerged as a way for the health care industry to capitalize on specialized initiatives that use advanced medical devices. Telemedical technology allows ...
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When considering hazardous occupations where injuries are frequent, job titles such as police officer, construction worker and truck driver immediately come to mind. As of 2010, ...
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Recent cases of virulent diseases such as Ebola in West Africa and measles in southern California have started a debate about mandatory vaccinations for employees. The outbreak in ...
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As health care trends lean toward a consumer-driven approach, many physicians are finding that concierge service may be the best way to keep their practices afloat. Rob Marsh, a ...
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Despite uncertain times in the health care industry due to the Affordable Care Act and because of the way care is provided to patients, health care providers have noted several ...
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is cracking down on laboratory security due to several major mishaps in recent years. The CDC has also updated all protocols ...
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Many hospital administrators pay close attention to workplace safety issues such as ergonomic injuries and infection control, but they do not give the issue of workplace violence ...
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During December 2014, a measles outbreak hit California after the disease was found at Disneyland during the theme park's busiest week of the year. One of the most contagious ...
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America's attitude toward nursing homes is set to change thanks to the Green House Project, an initiative started in 2003 by Dr. Bill Thomas. Twenty-seven states had adopted the ...
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Owners and operators of malls and shopping centers constantly look for promising tenants, and slowing retail trends have opened rental doors to another industry. Walk-up medical ...
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New doctors have their choice of positions when they leave residency, according to a 2015 survey by Merritt Hawkins, a physician recruiting firm. More than half of the residents ...
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As has been true for nearly every year since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the political health care debate and its real-world consequences look primed for controversy ...
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Changes are inevitable for the health care industry as hospitals and medical facilities face increasing pressure to reduce health care costs for patients. The reality though is ...
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Companies who analyze leadership trends for the new year are often more prepared to deal with challenges and adapt business practices to meet the needs of clients and customers. ...
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A few weeks of holiday celebrations, rest, relaxation and endless sweets can seriously taint your motivation to dive into work. Post-holiday workplace fatigue is common at the ...
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Wearables in technology are nothing new, but recent advancements open the door to viewing health information in an entirely different way. These new devices aim to change how ...
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In a decade defined by steep Medicare cuts, hundreds of hospitals are facing federal reimbursement reductions in 2015 due to high rates of hospital-acquired conditions in ...
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U.S. health care trends in 2014 were heavily influenced by the escalating effects of the Affordable Care Act and the increasing influence of technology on all areas of the health ...
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A report by the United Health Foundation, published in December 2014, showed that Hawaii is the best state for health, while Mississippi is the worst. Coming in behind Hawaii, the ...
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Doctors, researchers and individuals are constantly looking for new ways to build the immune system in order to stave off common ailments and make people more productive. Some ...
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The importance of microbes in the human intestinal tract has been known for years. More studies show that trillions of "good" gut bacteria help humans digest food, ...
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Almost half of those whose know best when it comes to wellness may be neglecting their own health. A British Heart Foundation study found that 46 percent of health care workers ...
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McKesson's move to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital funding for health care information technology anticipates a growing digital marketplace. According to ...
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Speaking at the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow forum held in Oct. 2014, Aneesh Chopra, executive vice-president of Hunch Analytics as of Dec. 2014, talked about data and ...
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During the holidays, it may seem impossible to avoid getting sick, especially if you work or shop in busy places. Fortunately, it's not that difficult to stay healthy during the ...
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In 2005, the RAND corporation predicted that electronic health records would help reduce U.S. health care costs by $80 billion per year, notes Scott Wallace, writing for ...
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The weight loss game is hard. If you enjoy eating out frequently, it's even more challenging having to dodge restaurant calorie traps everywhere you go. "Eat This, Not ...
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By the year 2021, medical costs will account for approximately one-fifth of the U.S. economy, which equates to about $4.8 trillion, according to Aetna. When compared with the $2.6 ...
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Experts predict that the boom in the health care industry following the 2013 implementation of the Affordable Care Act will lead to job growth in several areas through 2020. ...
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Although government officials maintain that the risk of a widespread Ebola outbreak in the United States is low, proper precautions are essential to contain the Ebola virus and ...
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Reducing hospital readmissions is a growing concern in the health care industry. A hospital or clinic that fails to reduce high readmission rates can face fines and even ...
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One hospital CEO in New Jersey feels his industry must take into account demographic trends when hospitals move forward with initiatives for patient care. Appropriate hospital ...
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If you are like many modern professionals, you spend upwards of two hours each day staring down at your cell phone. Although the increased connectivity enables better ...
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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 25,200 personnel were added to hospital payrolls in 2014. This trend is expected to continue, not only in hospitals ...
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Opinions are divided over the scale of the physician shortage that the United States is currently facing and how the demand for physicians will evolve in the future. According to ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on a matter related to ACA subsidies. Because the argument docket is filled until early 2015, the court is likely to hear the issue and make ...
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THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana, causes shrinking in the orbitofrontal cortex region of the brain. This area of the brain is responsible for making good — or bad ...
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Search engine giant Google has announced that they are looking to utilize nanotechnology to develop a cancer-detecting pill that would give doctors a peek inside the human body. ...
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Humans may suffer from memory problems when normal sleeping patterns are disrupted by sleep apnea. Participants in a recent study scored worse on spatial memory tests after ...
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The American military is the last place most people would think to find a lack of physical fitness. However, reports show that the numbers of overweight service members are ...
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In 2012 and 2013, 17,230 children age 6 and under were exposed to the contents of laundry detergent pods, resulting in 769 hospitalizations and one death. Most of the affected ...
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With the 2014 Ebola outbreak affecting ever-greater numbers of people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, commentators are starting to ask whether the Centers for Disease Control ...
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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. There are several factors to consider, including weight, waist size, exercise, diet, alcohol consumption, genetics, ...
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Young motorcyclists who live in states that universally require motorcycle helmets are 2.5 times less likely to suffer from a traumatic brain injury than the same demographic in ...
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If you spend a lot of time daydreaming, what you thought was a distraction may actually be a great thing for your brain. A 2014 study has shown that daydreaming could actually ...
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An office environment, with its close quarters and lack of airflow, is a prime place for germs. Open offices and buildings with partition-style walls are particularly vulnerable. ...
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Sun exposure is a hot topic these days. Some health experts advise against it, due to the increased risk of skin cancer, while others tout the many benefits of regular sun ...
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A promising study from researchers at John Hopkins University found that an extract from broccoli can treat symptoms of autism. The extract is called sulforaphane. When an ...
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Pancreatic cancer can remain undetectable until it has reached a late stage. After that time, surgical interventions are often not helpful, and the five-year survival rate for ...
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Headlines about the Ebola virus, a deadly African epidemic, have sparked worldwide concern throughout 2014. Thanks to the speed of air travel and the global nature of many ...
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Too many medical providers have unsatisfied patients that worry about the total quality of the health care they are receiving, and patients often switch hospitals to obtain better ...
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In today's fast-paced society and lackluster economic environment, more and more people are susceptible to clinical depression. The Centers for Disease Control reports that one in ...
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What if someone said there was a cure for the blind and those with other sight concerns? After a round of clinical trials, the evidence is clear, and stem cells have been used to ...
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The importance of handling patient information properly cannot be underestimated in the health care industry. Whether a hospital or another medical entity handles and utilizes ...
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Health care costs are increasing at an alarming rate, partially due to the Affordable Care Act and the new demand for access. The Affordable Care Act made health care far more ...
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The Ebola epidemic has killed thousands of people in West Africa, and a handful of cases have also been reported in Spain and the United States. The story of how Ebola became the ...
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The health care industry is set to undergo some major developments in the near future as demographic and policy changes start to take effect. Meanwhile, technology continues to ...
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Millennials are driving an important shift in the health care industry. This generation of digital natives, born between 1977 and 1993, is demanding that health care professionals ...
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The healthcare industry is rapidly growing and expanding, as the most prominent 2014 healthcare trends suggest. The evolution of healthcare trends make for an eventful year for a ...
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People use coconut oil all around the world to assist with heath, beauty and medical concerns, but this natural product lacks significant evidence that proves it’s effective ...
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CVS Caremark Corporation has now become the first national pharmacy chain in the country to cease tobacco sales in its stores. While this move will cause CVS to miss out on an ...
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Following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, process improvement in the health care industry is increasingly focused on talent management. Growing access to health ...
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Private exchanges for health care insurance have the potential for "explosive growth" within the next six years. A recent survey by Array Health indicates as many as 94 ...
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On the afternoon of August 28, 2014, the Obama administration announced that Pennsylvania would expand its Medicaid program by taking advantage of federal funds provided under the ...
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The rate of obesity in America has increased over 50 percent in less than 40 years. In 2013, no state reported a prevalence of obesity less than 20 percent, in contrast to 1995, ...
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Three major barriers prevent affordability for many Americans with regards to the Affordable Care Act. Premiums are too high for low- and middle-income families struggling to make ...
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If you worry about getting sick in the workplace, there are a few things you can do to keep your office clean and keep illness at bay. Knowing what steps to take and what hazards ...
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Meditation is a helpful practice for many different activities. Learning to meditate effectively on a regular basis is challenging for some people because of the stress and ...
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With the high cost of health insurance premiums and an increasingly savvy group of consumers, insurance companies have chosen to give individuals more control over their health ...
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It's no secret that health care spending in the United States is out of control. Americans pay more for their care than people in other countries, but the higher costs do not ...
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Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, industry analysts have been carefully watching the growth rate of health care jobs. While hiring has risen in the industry as a ...
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Since its enactment in March 2010, the Affordable Care Act has given rise to heated controversy, and many conservatives argued that it would be catastrophic to the health care ...
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Hospitals have long been the civilized world's primary health centers, but with home care becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., as well as an emphasis on preventative ...
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Since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act in March 2010, more than 1 million health care jobs have been created. However, not all health care employers are hiring. While ...
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Technology can reinvent healthcare as we know it, but privacy concerns represent a major hurdle for tech companies to overcome. Tech giants are already witnessing backlash against ...
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As consumers gain more choices and control over their medical care, patient satisfaction is a crucial issue in the health care industry. With the widespread use of social media ...
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Nursing employment numbers from 2012 indicate a surplus of nurses ready to handle the healthcare needs of retiring baby boomers in the coming years. A study published in July ...
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The role of the nonphysician professional has been expanding in the United States. Due in part to the shrinking numbers of practicing physicians, nurse practitioners and physician ...
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Following a cyber attack on the health care company Community Health Systems Inc., the FBI has issued a warning stating that other health care organizations are also at risk of ...
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Given the rise in demand for healthcare all around the United States, it comes as no surprise that several healthcare jobs are listed in the top ten highest paying jobs of 2014. ...
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Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans now have access to healthcare coverage; and healthcare spending is at an all-time high. Healthcare plans are now more ...
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?Healhcare: Healthcare Jobs Popular Among Top 10 Best-Paying JobsGiven the rise in demand for healthcare all around the United States, it comes as no surprise that several ...
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?Healhcare: Apple and Google Face Privacy Concerns in Healthcare SectorTechnology can reinvent healthcare as we know it, but privacy concerns represent a major hurdle for tech ...
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There have been many developments in the American health care system over the past century. The recent implementation of measures outlined in 2010's Affordable Care Act, including ...
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The use of patient-generated data to drive healthcare decisions and influence patient outcomes is a focus of healthcare providers worldwide. Doctors are eyeing wearable ...
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?Healhcare: Nurse Numbers Spike as Baby Boomers Delay RetirementNursing employment numbers from 2012 indicate a surplus of nurses ready to handle the healthcare needs of retiring ...
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The U.S. government has reportedly spent upwards of $840 million creating, troubleshooting and overhauling the Healthcare.gov site, including $150 million spent on overruns of the ...
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A recent report shows that the recent boom in healthcare jobs has been centered on positions that don't require many years of education and training. Published by the Brookings ...
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Although the Ebola virus has been a problem in Central Africa since the 1970s, a recent outbreak in West Africa has drawn international concern. According to the World Health ...
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Wearable tech is everywhere. With devices like fitness trackers and sleep trackers, technology allows people to monitor everything from their calorie output to their REM patterns. ...
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If the primary intent of the Affordable Care Act was expanded access to health care for a greater number of Americans, then that legislation is achieving that goal. However, if ...
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The United States is in an interesting place economically. With the turnaround in employment that has been occurring since late 2011 due to a large increase in available jobs and ...
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Little doubt exists that runaway health care costs have a significant impact on the U.S. economy. The nearly $3 trillion dollar price tag of America’s health care system has ...
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The Affordable Care Act was officially enacted on March 23, 2010. Since then, it has experienced a number of problems, including a series of websites designed to help people find ...
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The great recession of 2009 had a long reaching affect on the job market, with many industries still showing slow downs in 2014. The healthcare industry, on the other hand, ...
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The launch of the Affordable Care Act and the implementation of new healthcare policies have dramatically changed the landscape of the healthcare professions. Healthcare jobs have ...
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The Affordable Care Act has increased access to health care for Americans. People who were formerly uninsured have access to reduced cost or free insurance, insurance plans that ...
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Since late March 2014, several countries in West Africa have been dealing with an outbreak of the Ebola virus. As of July 2014, the death toll continues to rise, and speculation ...
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The Supreme Court ruling of June 30, 2014, has given the self-proclaimed Christian company, Hobby Lobby, and similar organizations, the right to refuse employee health care ...
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, implemented a wide range of health care reforms over several years, culminating in the opening of ...
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Two scientific papers detailing an easy way to create stem cells, which had been published in the journal Nature, have given hope to the scientific community. However, this ...
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In June of 2014, Dr. Mehmet Oz was called before the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance to testify at a hearing about fake weight loss products. ...
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Modern consumers eat an alarming amount of sugar each day, which contributes to a myriad of serious health repercussions. Excess sugar consumption causes obesity, dental problems ...
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Red meat has long been the pariah of health-conscious eaters. With its high levels of cholesterol and saturated fats, which are both associated with heart disease, many ...
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A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show some interesting trends in teenage behavior. A recent National Risk Behavior Survey involving 13,000 ...
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The recent healthcare reform in the United States has caused a large amount of debate and controversy and not just because of healthcare itself. Many politicians and economists ...
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Unlike many other industries, the healthcare field is booming, and the majority of available jobs are less likely to be outsourced. Half the battle is finding what kinds of ...
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When men are experiencing physical difficulties in their private lives, seeking treatment from a health care professional is often the last thing they want to do. Unfortunately, ...
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For some reason, a disease or a broken leg (even when that broken leg was caused by stupidity) is much easier to talk about than what's going on in your mind. So why is mental ...
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“An object at rest tends to stay at rest. An object at motion tends to stay at motion.” The First Law of Motion by Isaac Newton points indirectly at the need for a ...
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A new study by the journal Annals of Oncology finds death rates from pancreatic cancer have steadily risen in recent years. Pancreatic cancer is also one of the most deadly forms ...
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Health insurance has long been a complicated and convoluted subject in the United States. It is a near necessity for anyone with a medical condition or past the age of 35, but all ...
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For many decades, mankind has benefited from antibiotics as the best defense against life-threatening infections. However, according to a 2014 World Health Organization report, ...
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that on May 2, 2014, the first imported case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome was reported in the United ...
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On May 5, 2014, the World Health Organization issued a global health emergency stating that the polio virus, which was once on the brink of extinction, is mounting a comeback. The ...
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The federal government recently released data indicating the United States experienced a 9.9-percent increase in health care spending during the first quarter of 2014. The spike ...
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Technological advances propel an individual's knowledge, capabilities and productivity forward and upward at a rapid rate. These advances, however, do not come without a price. ...
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A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the rates of stroke and heart attack linked to type-2 diabetes have greatly declined in the last ...
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As of the end of the early 2014, eight million people are enrolled in new healthcare plans through the healthcare marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act, including an ...
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finally taken a hand in regulating the sale of electronic cigarettes and, surprisingly, many in the industry couldn't be happier. ...
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The results of a 2013 Gallup study indicate that the obesity rate of American adults has surpassed previous calculations and is more than 27 percent of the overall population. ...
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The number of children who are diagnosed with autism in the United States has grown by an estimated 30 percent since 2010. According to Coleen Boyle, Director of the Centers for ...
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Even with the Affordable Care Act, healthcare costs are still huge expenses for individuals and businesses. Cost cuts might help eliminate some of the healthcare cost burden, but ...
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Since its inception the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has inspired much debate, with many of its proponents' statistics questioned and claims disputed. Enrollment figures at ...
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The effects of stress permeate the workplace on a daily basis. Surprisingly, how workplace stress affects you depends a large part on whether you are a man or a woman. The ...
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Although health care has been an industry with steady hiring over the years since the Great Depression, health care hiring is finally slowing down. According to the monthly ...
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The second Obamacare open enrollment period ended on March 31, 2014. Anyone who wanted to get 2014 coverage on the Affordable Care Act exchange needed to apply by the end of ...
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The Affordable Care Act, often called the ACA or "Obamacare," is working hard to attract one key demographic: millennial enrollees. These younger enrollees are crucial ...
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If you work in an industry that uses food labels, you know the Food and Drug Administration has implemented changes in the nutrition labels you use on packaging. This marks the ...
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As a hospice nurse, you work as a liaison between patients and a hospice physician. In this role, you assess new patients and develop and implement care plans. Although caring for ...
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According to NBC News, approximately one-third of teens and young adults consume energy drinks on a regular basis. These highly caffeinated drinks, along with other caffeine ...
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Healthcare fraud is a hot-button issue in the United States, where rising healthcare costs are making it difficult for people to afford preventive care or treatment for health ...
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As 2014 progresses, the economic effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are becoming increasingly apparent. Though the healthcare bill promises to make medical services more ...
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Registered nurses are in high demand, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting a 19 percent increase in the number of RN jobs available between 2012 and 2022. The licensing ...
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If you're looking for a dietary job, you're in luck. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for dietitians and nutritionists is pretty good. ...
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In the final months of 2013, many experts predicted that the healthcare industry would be one of the fastest growing in the coming year. In December, however, the number of ...
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If you're looking for a certified nursing assistant (CNA) job, here's good news! The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the number of employment opportunities for certified ...
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The open enrollment period is about to end for people who want to buy health insurance through Healthcare.gov. Americans have until March 31 to enroll in coverage for 2014, while ...
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The number of healthcare jobs increased during 2013, in large part because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In December, however, employment growth in the ...
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Although women have been giving birth for thousands of years, many people are still ill informed about pregnancy and childbirth. Some of the pregnancy information currently ...
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Opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) frequently assert that implementation of the law will lead to the loss of millions of jobs. Whether this is true or not remains to be ...
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For years, the general public in the United States treated marijuana with the same contempt as other illegal substances such as crack or meth, believing they were all equally ...
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Each year, "U.S. News & World Report" ranks the most popular diets, giving consumers an idea of which plans are the safest. For the fourth year in a row, the DASH ...
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In January, a study on caffeine health benefits from Johns Hopkins University found that caffeine might help improve memory. For healthcare providers, the study provides valuable ...
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Many different periodicals, newspapers, and journals publish annual lists of the best healthcare jobs, or a generalized list that includes jobs in the healthcare market, and these ...
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For years, nobody talked about obesity in developing countries because so many people were starving, and that seemed to be a bigger problem that needed more attention. ...
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For healthcare professionals, many facets of cancer are still a mystery. With a $90 million donation to the Johns Hopkins cancer center, a New York research group is hoping to ...
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For many years, healthcare jobs have been notable for their high pay and good benefits, but many of the best job types in the field are contingent on the applicant holding some ...
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The United States is one of the world's wealthiest and most prosperous countries. As a result, many consumers assume that US life expectancy is also among the highest in the ...
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The healthcare industry has always been the one sector economists could depend on for job growth. In 2013, however, the industry bucked the trend and ended the year by adding ...
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According to Alzheimer's Disease International, 44 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. Some experts believe diagnoses for the disease are on the rise, which is likely ...
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The healthcare sector is growing rapidly thanks to a renewed focus on preventive care and the many changes required by the Affordable Care Act. As a result, a number of nutrition ...
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When you care for patients in a hospital, it's easier to keep your work life separate from other real-life situations. Transitioning from a hospital job to an in-home care ...